If you are like me, you may find yourself being bored from time to time. Perhaps, a new hobby or two is what you need to spice things up a bit. Canadians and Japanese differ in many aspects, and ways to spend free time is no exception.
Most Canadians enjoy the luxury of having more free time than Japanese. People use this extra time in a variety of ways; from clubbing to vegging out and skydiving to relaxing on the beach. In fact, most people don’t have a hobby, they have many hobbies. Take me, for example, in one week I would do a wide range of activities. Inline skating, reading, hiking, playing video games, running, going to the beach, watching movies and TV, going to a bar or club, lifting weights, getting together with friends, playing various sports and joyriding could all easily be done within a week.
Slow down your pace of life and enjoy a nice rest. Curl up on the couch and read a book, go for a stroll in the park, snap a few cool pics, do a sudoku puzzle, chat with a friend, watch a good movie, have a romantic dinner at home or order in pizza.
Amp up your adrenalin and get into extreme sports. Go downhill mountain biking, take up rock climbing, try skydiving, go bungee jumping, buy a skateboard or jboard, go waterskiing, tubing or wakeboarding, go trail running or learn parkour.
Feel an artistic buzz by letting your creative side out. Paint a picture, go to a live performance, sing a meaningful song, learn to play an instrument, join a pottery class or alter an old recipe.
Of course, there are other activities that you could try, too. The possibilities are quite endless. Don’t be afraid to try something new and a little different, you just might like it.
- Spice things up (v) - change that adds excitement
- luxury (n) - a bonus that is not a necessity
- vegging out (v) - relaxing and not thinking, usually while watching TV
- joyriding (v) - driving a vehicle for fun
- stroll (n) - a casual walk
- snap a pic (v) - take a picture
- amp up (v) - make more excited or energetic
- parkour (n) - an activity that combines running, jumping and flipping, done around cities
- buzz (n) - a good feeling of energy